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Handel: Water Music Suite No 1 / Muti, Berlin Philharmonic


Release Date: 03/13/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 6027465  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Length: 33 Hours 22 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"On this CD the splendid sounds of the BPO can be enjoyed to the full. Helpfully, however, Muti does nod in the direction of the recent trend towards scaled-down authenticity in baroque music, so that solo and small ensemble passages are nicely contrasted with the tuttis. Ivan March felt that the harpsichord was "all but submerged" on LP, but I can report that its metallic strumming and tinkling come through clearly enough on CD, and orchestral sound generally has been extremely well captured on this most recommendable disc."

-- J.B., Gramophone
Reviewing earlier release, EMI 747145
"On this CD the splendid sounds of the BPO can be enjoyed to the full. Helpfully, however, Muti does nod in the direction of the recent trend towards scaled-down authenticity in baroque music, so that solo and small ensemble passages are nicely contrasted with the tuttis. Ivan March felt that the harpsichord was "all but submerged" on LP, but I can report that its metallic strumming and tinkling come through clearly enough on CD, and orchestral sound generally has been extremely well captured on this most recommendable disc."

-- J.B., Gramophone
Reviewing earlier release, EMI 747145
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Works on This Recording

1. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 33 Minutes 22 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Water Music, Suite No.1 in F: I. Ouverture (Maestoso-Allegro-Adagio e staccato) - II. Allegro-Andante-Allegro
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F: III. Moderato
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F: IV. Air
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F: VI. Bouree - VII. Hornpipe
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F: VIII. Allegro molto

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